iOS 9 Proactive feature unveiled

[metaslider id=1972] Apple finally has a bonafide Google Now competitor. At WWDC on Monday, Apple said a big part of iOS 9 was intelligence, talking a lot about being “proactive.”

Metal for Mac announced during WWDC

Metal was introduced during WWDC 2014, last year, to help accelerate games on iOS. Now it’s coming to Mac, Apple confirmed during WWDC 2015.   Metal for Mac will replace OpenGL so apps run natively on top of Metal, which Apple says should help reduce rendering times by 50 percent, reduce CPU loads by 40 […]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan announced

[metaslider id=1930] Apple just announced OS X 10.11, El Capitan, which is the successor to OS X 10.10 Yosemite that was introduced last year. Among other things, Apple says it focused on two main components for this year’s update: experience and performance.

Android Pay announced to take on Apple Pay

During the Google IO 2015 conference in California on Thursday, Google announced Android Pay, the firm’s answer to Apple Pay that will allow customers to make purchases directly from their Android smartphones. Prior to Thursday, Android users had to rely on third-party options from manufacturers such as Samsung or Google Wallet.

Cortana coming to iOS and Android

[metaslider id=1869] Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its smart voice assistant Cortana will soon be available for iOS and Android, marking the service’s first launch on a platform other than Windows.

Apple confirms “Applebot” web crawler used for Siri, Spotlight

Apple recently confirmed that it has its own web crawler called “Applebot” that scours the Web for search results when a user queries Siri or Spotlight. Developers had first noticed Applebot as early as last November, but the company hadn’t discussed it publicly. Recently, however, Apple published details on what Applebot is, and what it’s […]

Apple WWDC 2015 runs June 8 – June 12

Apple just announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). It will run from June 8 to June 12 this year. WWDC is a huge event each year, and as its name implies it’s focused around developers. However, it’s also where Apple often reveals its next updates to OS X and to iOS. […]

iOS 8.3 now available with new Emoji and more

Apple just released iOS 8.3 for the iPad and iPhone. The software has been in beta testing for some time now, and Apple most recently release iOS 8.3 beta 4 to developers in late March. The biggest changes end users will probably notice is the addition of the new Emoji keyboard and an improved spacebar that […]

Apple apologizes for massive service outage affecting millions of people

Several of Apple’s services have been down since early Wednesday morning. Apple’s status page indicates that, since about 5:00 a.m. Eastern time, the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store and Mac App Store have been experiencing a major outage. Likewise, iCloud Mail and iCloud Account & Sign in were down for a few hours, but […]